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[News] Mac User Likes Debian GNU/Linux

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Mac and FreeBSD guy trying Debian

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| Bottom line is: so far Iâm enjoying the experience. I wonât be changing 
| FreeBSD to Debian on my desktops, but having it work so well on older 
| notebook hardware without almost any configuration on my part was very cool, 
| and Gnome is a pleasure to use.   



Apple MacBook Pro speaks Ubuntu Linux

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| Recently I wrote about installing Ubuntu Linux on my MSI Wind netbook. Now
| that my netbook is happily running Ubuntu, my MacBook Pro is feeling deprived
| and slighted. It is time to do something about that.


Why we like Linux desktops

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| With the exception of computer games, is there an activity that can be done
| inside of Windows or OS X that cannot be done equally well on a Linux
| machine?


Ubuntu- Apple is a different ball game.

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| Mac computers are hugely expensive and Âanybody that goes in to buy a Mac
| computer is not someone that considers cost in buying a computer. Most Mac
| users are people that have seen a certain perceived value in the extra cash
| they pay for a Mac computer as against what they would have paid for a
| Windows PC.
| [...]
| There is no doubt that Ubuntu is a powerful alternative to both Windows and
| Mac OS, a fact that most Windows users attest to after trying Ubuntu, but
| that message must be wrapped differently in order to deliver to Mac OS users.
| Canonical must not focus solely on the monetary cost of Ubuntu as a wedge to
| use in penetrating the Mac OS market. The theme of the strategy must rather
| focus on the core strengths of Ubuntu that will appeal to Mac users.


First Psystar, now Quo, but what about Linux? Enter Mond Computers.

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| No, not Linux OS, not Ubuntu or Fedora or anything of the sort. The Mond OS.
| Remember, the brand and experience must be absolutely consistent. It doesn't
| matter squat what this Mond OS is actually based on to the end user.


- From Mac to Linux: A Musician Convert

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| Now Peter Kirn has captured Cascone's conversion story on
| createdigitalmusic.com. Interesting about the article is not only the facts
| of Cascone's conversion, but the comments accompanying it that contain
| numerous tips and information on sound processing under Linux.


How Does Ubuntu 9.04 Measure Up to Mac OS X?

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| Over all, Ubuntu 9.04 averages a B+ in this comparison against Mac OS X
| usability.


- From OSX to Ubuntu

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| So far Iâm not really missing that much - clearly OSX has a certain feel of
| slickness to it but in the last couple of years Ubuntu has become much more
| refined and easier to use. More an more works without intervention - Iâd long
| held an opinion that using linux was like owning a vintage beetle â Itâs
| great but you have to spend all weekend tinkering with it to keep it on the
| road. For me using windows was like that, as I found more and more time was
| sucked into keeping my PC running. When I switched to OSX I found my
| productivity went up. So far with Linux itâs too early to tell whether Iâm as
| productive though Iâm fairly confident that Iâm finding enough software that
| performs well and is intuitive to use that I should be every bit as âat homeâ
| on Linux as I was on the mac. Plus with the added bonus that Iâve got a much
| better set of linux tools (rather than bsd) under the hood and not to mention
| that running an open source operating system is a much better prospect long
| term.


Mac OS is better than Ubuntu Linux: A myth

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| The myths
| Â * Ubuntu does not have a good UI : This is absolutely rubbish, checkout
| Â Â the new KDE that comes with Ubuntu.
| Â * To install software a user has to use a command line on Ubuntu :
| Â Â Another false claim. The Synaptic package manager is brilliant and does
| Â Â not require interaction with the command line. There are some software
| Â Â that do need command line usage. Then again those wonât be ones an
| Â Â average user is going to use.
| Â * You have to build software from source code on Ubuntu. This is not
| Â Â something an average user would be able to do : The software that come in
| Â Â source code form are definitely not intended for the average user. The
| Â Â ones that are meant for the average user come in binary formats that are
| Â Â easy to install.
| Â Â [...]


Switch to Ubuntu Linux not Apple Mac OS

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| So why are people not going over to Ubuntu? Beats me. If you are looking for
| commercial technical support, Ubuntu does offer that. If you are looking at
| extreme personalization options Ubuntu offers that, probably even more than
| the Mac OS. If you are looking for easy upgrades to future versions, Ubuntu
| offers that. If you are looking for ease of use, Ubuntu offers that. If you
| are looking for robustness and security, Ubuntu is the best. Ubuntu can be
| installed on all types of hardware and even on older hardware. Mac OS does
| not offer this flexibility.
| The more I use Ubuntu, the more I fail to understand the lure of the Mac OS.
| Is it the snob value or stupidity that make people consider a Mac over
| Windows and not Ubuntu?


Dell Mini Inspiron 9

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| Iâm living the dream, I tell you! Iâve swapped my MacBook for a Dell Mini and
| so far the experience has been pretty positive.


The Difference Between Vista, XP, Linux and Mac OS Explained

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| A middle school student I know asked me to explain the difference between
| Vista, XP, Linux and Mac OS.


Why Desktop Linux Holds Its Own Against OS X

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| Apple spends millions of dollars each year to explain why OS X is the world's
| best desktop operating system. That doesn't necessarily mean it's true.
| TechRepublic blogger Jack Wallen recently posted ten things that he thinks
| Linux does better than Mac OS X. His list is a welcome antidote to Apple's
| (unsurprising) party line: Anything Linux can do, OS X can do better.


Ubuntu shines where OS X fails

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| Coming from a lifetime as a Mac user you can imagine that I am rather
| trusting of the OS, especially as a creative tool. In recent years, as Apple
| has evolved OS X, it has continued to surprise me (in a good sort of way.)
| Regarding their OS X server, given that I have used it since 2001, I was
| rather excited to try it out in my new web software venture. My impression
| was it would be as easy to run a web site on OS X server as it is easy to
| manage a creative project.
| Wrong.
| I have had the distinct displeasure of trying to get a simple php script to
| run via the command line (instead of a browser.) The first catastrophe was
| using Leopard server. After the upgrades kept locking the machine such that
| the only solution was a complete system reinstall (with careful attention to
| NOT update) we opted to use the standard Tiger client version to run this
| test.


Moving from Mac to Ubuntu: Why Iâm switching

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| Why Iâm leaving Mac
| Â Â1. Crap file management.The Finder doesnât work for me. No location bar
| Â Âand no tree strucure side panel makes it difficult to navigate folders and
| Â Âmove files around the way I want to.
| Â Â2. Insufficient panels & customization. In Ubuntu I can have as many
| Â Âpanels I want, can put all kinds of stuff on them, and can arrange them
| Â Âhowever I want. In OSX You just have the dock, and you can really only put
| Â Âapplications or files on them, and you canât even put in a separator to
| Â Âkeep them organized.
| Â Â3. Various other annoyances. Such as:
| Â Â Â Â Â * program menus are glued to the top of the screen on one monitor
| Â Â Â Â Â only, which detaches them from the window. This is especailly
| Â Â Â Â Â annoying when the program youâre using is on the second monitor.
| Â Â Â Â Â * the date/time doesnât open to a navigable calendar. I often use
| Â Â Â Â Â this to check dates in the past or future.
| Â Â Â Â Â * you canât see hidden files unless you run a command from the
| Â Â Â Â Â terminal to turn them on. Thus, hidden files are either always on
| Â Â Â Â Â or always off.

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